Weekend Box Office: MOCKINGJAY Wins Again

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I think the whole thing has become really boring now. For the third weekend in a row, the Jennifer Lawrence action drama The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1  claimed the top spot at the box office with an estimated $21.6 million.

Mockingjay has now earned $257.7 million domestically and international audiences have pushed the hit YA franchise entry over the $300 million mark abroad. Cry me a river.

Second place belonged to the animated spin-off Penguins of Madagascar with $11.1 million in its second weekend, while the raunchy comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 finished third with $8.6 million in one of the year’s slowest box office weekends with no new, wide releases.

The action-adventure Big Hero 6 with estimated $8.1 million and Chris Nolan’s sci-fi drama Interstellar with $8 million round out the top five in the post Thanksgiving December frame.

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In limited release, the Reese Witherspoon starrer Wild opened in 21 theaters Wednesday, earning an estimated $630,000 over the three-day and the R-rated horror pic The Pyramid opened in about 589 locations to a less impressive $1.35 million.

Next weekend should pick up some with two wide releases: Chris Rock’s new film Top Five and Ridley Scott’s big-budget biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, plus the limited debut of Paul Thomas Anderson’s crime comedy/drama Inherent Vice.

Source: Rentrak